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Idealism springs from deep feelings, but feelings are nothing without the formulated idea that keeps them whole.
Jacques Barzun

Meaning of "idealism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF IDEALISM

idealism  [aɪˈdɪəˌlɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF IDEALISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Idealism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES IDEALISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

idealism

Idealism

Idealism is the group of philosophies which assert that reality, or reality as we can know it, is fundamentally mental, mentally constructed, or otherwise immaterial. Epistemologically, idealism manifests as a skepticism about the possibility of knowing any mind-independent thing. In a sociological sense, idealism emphasizes how human ideas—especially beliefs and values—shape society. As an ontological doctrine, idealism goes further, asserting that all entities are composed of mind or spirit. Idealism thus rejects physicalist and dualist theories that fail to ascribe priority to the mind. The earliest extant arguments that the world of experience is grounded in the mental derive from India and Greece. The Hindu idealists in India and the Greek Neoplatonists gave panentheistic arguments for an all-pervading consciousness as the ground or true nature of reality. In contrast, the Yogācāra school, which arose within Mahayana Buddhism in India in the 4th century CE, based its "mind-only" idealism to a greater extent on phenomenological analyses of personal experience.

Definition of idealism in the English dictionary

The definition of idealism in the dictionary is belief in or pursuance of ideals. Other definition of idealism is the tendency to represent things in their ideal forms, rather than as they are.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH IDEALISM


brutalism
ˈbruːtəˌlɪzəm
capitalism
ˈkæpɪtəˌlɪzəm
colonialism
kəˈləʊnɪəˌlɪzəm
formalism
ˈfɔːməˌlɪzəm
imperialism
ɪmˈpɪərɪəˌlɪzəm
journalism
ˈdʒɜːnəˌlɪzəm
liberalism
ˈlɪbərəˌlɪzəm
literalism
ˈlɪtərəˌlɪzəm
materialism
məˈtɪərɪəˌlɪzəm
metabolism
mɪˈtæbəˌlɪzəm
minimalism
ˈmɪnɪməˌlɪzəm
nationalism
ˈnæʃənəˌlɪzəm
Orientalism
ˌɔːrɪˈɛntəˌlɪzəm
photojournalism
ˌfəʊtəʊˈdʒɜːnəˌlɪzəm
professionalism
prəˈfɛʃənəˌlɪzəm
realism
ˈrɪəˌlɪzəm
socialism
ˈsəʊʃəˌlɪzəm
surrealism
səˈrɪəˌlɪzəm
symbolism
ˈsɪmbəˌlɪzəm
vandalism
ˈvændəˌlɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IDEALISM

ideal
ideal crystal
ideal element
ideal gas
ideal gas equation
ideal gas law
ideal point
idealess
idealise
idealiser
idealist
idealistic
idealistically
ideality
idealization
idealize
idealized
idealizer
ideally
idealness

WORDS THAT END LIKE IDEALISM

alcoholism
cannibalism
citizen journalism
communalism
environmentalism
essentialism
factionalism
federalism
fundamentalism
individualism
industrialism
initialism
intellectualism
multiculturalism
multilateralism
mutualism
pastoralism
photorealism
pluralism
spiritualism
traditionalism

Synonyms and antonyms of idealism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «IDEALISM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «idealism» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of idealism

Translation of «idealism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IDEALISM

Find out the translation of idealism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of idealism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «idealism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

理想主义
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

idealismo
570 millions of speakers

English

idealism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आदर्शवाद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المثالية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

идеализм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

idealismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আদর্শবাদ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

idéalisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Idealisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Idealismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

理想主義
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이상주의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Idealisme
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lý tưởng chủ nghỉa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கருத்தியல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आदर्शवाद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

idealizm
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

idealismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

idealizm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ідеалізм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

idealism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ιδεαλισμό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

idealisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

idealism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

idealisme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of idealism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IDEALISM»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IDEALISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about idealism

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10 QUOTES WITH «IDEALISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word idealism.
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Mikhail Bakunin
Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.
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Jacques Barzun
Idealism springs from deep feelings, but feelings are nothing without the formulated idea that keeps them whole.
3
A. Scott Berg
I think it is important for readers to know that it is possible to bring intellectualism and idealism to the White House and still be political enough to advance an agenda.
4
Rod Blagojevich
Whatever happened to a sense of idealism and embracing an idea that will help people and, in this case, children?
5
Bono
You see, idealism detached from action is just a dream. But idealism allied with pragmatism, with rolling up your sleeves and making the world bend a bit, is very exciting. It's very real. It's very strong.
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William F. Buckley, Jr.
Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive.
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James Carville
If you didn't have some sense of idealism, then what is there to sustain you?
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Dominic Chianese
I've always wanted to play Don Quixote in some way. It's a great role. I think the idealism of the man shows that hope that we have in the human breast to achieve something.
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Shirley Chisholm
At present, our country needs women's idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.
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Nick Clegg
Joining the Liberal Party was a no-brainer for me... And when you are a young man, you don't get a calculator out saying, 'Am I going to get to power?' You get propelled forward by idealism.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IDEALISM»

Discover the use of idealism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to idealism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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German Idealism: The Struggle against Subjectivism, 1781-1801
I learned something from this book on almost every page...For anyone at all seriously interested in the topic this is now the place to start. --Michael Rosen, Times Literary Supplement
Frederick C. BEISER, Frederick C Beiser, 2009
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Hegel's Idealism: The Satisfactions of Self-Consciousness
This is the most important book on Hegel to have appeared in the past ten years. The author offers a completely new interpretation of Hegel's idealism that focuses on Hegel's appropriation and development of Kant's theoretical project.
Robert B. Pippin, 1989
3
System of Transcendental Idealism (1800)
System of Transcendental Idealism is probably Schelling's most important philosophical work.
Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling, 1993
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The Cambridge Companion to German Idealism
Offers a comprehensive guide to the classical period of German philosophy.
Karl Ameriks, 2000
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Idealism as Modernism: Hegelian Variations
In this volume Robert Pippin disputes many traditional characterisations of the distinctiveness of modern philosophy.
Robert B. Pippin, 1997
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The Yogācāra Idealism
In this present book the author deals with the Yogacara-Vijnanavada in all its aspects and bearings, historically, analytically and comparatively.
Ashok Kumar Chatterjee, 1987
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Realism, Idealism and International Politics: A Reinterpretation
International relations is a discipline dominated by the debate between the realist and idealist paradigms. This book provides the most comprehensive critical review of the realist tradition to date.
Martin Griffiths, 2013
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The Emergence of German Idealism
This book will also serve as a useful resource to medical technologists and physicians for whom a grasp of Fourier principles would aid in their understanding of instruments such as CT and MR scanners.
Michael Baur, Daniel O. Dahlstrom, 1999
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Idealism and the Endgame of Theory: Three Essays by F. W. J. ...
Three seminal philosophical texts by F. W. J. Schelling, arguably the most complex representations of German Idealism, are clearly presented here for the first time in English.
Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling, Thomas Pfau, 1994
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Between Kant and Hegel: Lectures on German Idealism
Thanks to the editorial work of David Pacini, the lectures appear here with annotations linking them to editions of the masterworks of German philosophy as they are now available.
Dieter Henrich, David S Pacini, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IDEALISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term idealism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Greece should seize Germany's botched offer of a velvet Grexit …
The euro has already been reduced to a transactional, fixed exchange bloc, subject to the whims of populist politics, shorn of idealism and ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Heads in the Sand | Washington Free Beacon
The deal is a finely wrought escape pod for Obama and Kerry: get out of town in 2017 on your high horse, your sanctimony and idealism ... «Washington Free Beacon, Jul 15»
3
Strangers on the Street Find a Connection in the Stars - The New …
... 63, heads out into the streets, equipped with a high-powered telescope and a head full of idealism, and hoping to reconnect people through ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
4
Atticus Finch and Bill Cosby: Fallen Heroes - Newsweek
Such sentiments are easily understood when they stem from a story with such overt idealism. As Finch says when warning his children to avoid ... «Newsweek, Jul 15»
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Stronger Than Fiction Film Festival in Canberra offers weird and …
The Stronger Than Fiction program spruiks this film as "part hippie-heist movie and part expose of the struggle to balance idealism and ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
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Thomas Meaney on F. Scott Fitzgerald - WSJ
... ideas of the haute bourgeoisie, and in his rise to the top of the social world losing his idealism, his talent and turning to drink and dissipation. «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
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Shout Out: Mark Solomon, Libertyville restaurateur - Libertyville …
He was drawn to the good that people associated with faith. I admired that coexistence of idealism and raw fact. Q. Are there any current events ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
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Museum & Gallery Listings for July 17-23 - The New York Times
... the street sign from Gerdes Folk City and plenty of songs on headphones evoke idealism and ambition in “Folk City.” The exhibition explores ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Francis is naïve on climate change - Church Times
Its gentle idealism longs for a world in which cats no longer chase mice, a world in which species do not kill and eat each other (most do), ... «Church Times, Jul 15»
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Broken boundaries | afr.com
The alternative is to drive even more people away from a game that many still regard with some idealism, but which at times is becoming a ... «The Australian Financial Review, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Idealism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/idealism>. Dec 2019 ».
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